Pathophysiology of Heart Disease

Pathophysiology of Heart Disease
A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty

by Leonard S. Lilly

  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release : 2012-08-14
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1469816687
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Revised and updated for its Fifth Edition, this best-selling text delivers a concise, easy-to-understand introduction to cardiovascular diseases. It is written by internationally recognized Harvard Medical School faculty and select medical students and specifically designed to meet the needs of medical students during their initial encounters with patients with heart disease. This edition has improved consistency of coverage and level of detail and enhanced illustrations. A companion website on thePoint will include the fully searchable text and audio heart sounds, plus an image bank for faculty.

Handbook of Pathology and Pathophysiology of Cardiovascular Disease

Handbook of Pathology and Pathophysiology of Cardiovascular Disease
A Book

by Stephen M. Factor,Maria A. Lamberti-Abadi,Jacobo Abadi

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2006-04-11
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0306475758
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Autopsy derives from the greek word autopsia, which means act of seeing with one’s own eyes. It remains the most objective and accurate method to understand human. disease. Unfortunately, the volume of autopsies in teaching hospitals has decreased dramatically over the past years. The crucial factors that account for this are the recent progress and development of new technologies, especially in diagnostic imaging, immunology, cell biology and genetics. Additionally, the perpetual fear of legal liability by physicians accounts for its further decline. Consequently, physicians and medical students are engaged in fewer autopsies and are not reaping the rich educational rewards that accompany these examinations. The purpose of the autopsy is not only to establish the cause of death, but also to determine the nature and course of the disease process. Our goal with this book is to emphasize the importance of the post-mortem exam and the correlation between pathologic material and clinical data by analyzing actual cases with problem-based methodology. The focus of this handbook is on cardiovascular disease, and when appropriate, other disease categories are included if they have an impact on cardiovascular function. The approach is more than the usual clinico-pathological correlation. Rather, we attempt to present the material from the perspective of the autopsy table. We use the clinical data as the initial framework and the autopsy findings to develop a true understanding of the disease and the associated pathophysiology of the condition.

Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease

Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease
A Book

by Gowraganahalli Jagadeesh,Pitchai Balakumar,Khin Maung-U

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-05-06
  • Pages : 1342
  • ISBN : 3319159615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The present book covers the basic principles of cardiovascular physiology, pathophysiology and advanced pharmacology with particular emphasis on cellular mechanisms of drug action. It provides an update on the progress made in several aspects of cardiovascular diseases so that it might kindle scientists and clinicians alike in furthering basic and translational research. In addition, the book is expected to fill imperative gaps in understanding and optimally treating cardiovascular disease.

Pathophysiology of Cardiovascular Disease

Pathophysiology of Cardiovascular Disease
A Book

by Naranjan S. Dhalla,Heinz Rupp,Aubie Angel,Grant N. Pierce

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN : 1461504538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pathophysiology of Cardiovascular Disease has been divided into four sections that focus on heart dysfunction and its associated characteristics (hypertrophy, cardiomyopathy and failure); vascular dysfunction and disease; ischemic heart disease; and novel therapeutic interventions. This volume is a compendium of different approaches to understanding cardiovascular disease and identifying the proteins, pathways and processes that impact it.

Pulmonary Pathophysiology

Pulmonary Pathophysiology
A Book

by John B. West,Andrew M. Luks

  • Publisher : LWW
  • Release : 2017-02-17
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781496339447
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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West's Pulmonary Pathophysiology: The Essentials offers accessible explanations of disease processes that affect the respiratory system. This best-selling companion to West's Respiratory Physiology, Tenth Edition has served generations of students. Dr. John B. West, together with new co-author Dr. Andrew M. Luks, presents the vital knowledge you need in a concise, straightforward manner that's easy to understand. Learn the very latest on COPD, asthma, restrictive lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and much more. See how pathophysiology applies to clinical practice with clinical vignettes in every chapter, followed by multiple-choice questions and answers to test your comprehension. Visualize concepts vividly with the aid of new radiographs, CT images, and color photomicrographs. Study with ease through abundant chapter outlines, Key Concepts boxes, bulleted review sections, and other helpful summaries. Prepare for exams with 75 multiple-choice review questions, accompanied by answers and explanations, inside the book as well as in an Interactive Question Bank online.

Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease: Pathophysiology and Treatment

Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease: Pathophysiology and Treatment
Pathophysiology and Treatment

by A. Amery,R. Fagard,P. Lijnen,J. Staessen

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 982
  • ISBN : 9400974760
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hypertension is a major world-wide health problem. With high blood pressure there is a greater risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease and renal failure. Far too few people realize what the risks are and what can be done to prevent these risks even in the countries where pro grams in hypertension research are active and the full significance of hyper tension is best understood. Some studies of the known hypertensive popu lation indicate that one-half or less are receiving adequate treatment, and, of those on therapy, only half have their high blood pressure satisfactorily controlled. These realizations emphasize the need to inform all segments of society throughout the world on the importance of detection and control of high blood pressure. The great incidence of hypertension makes it of para mount importance that all practicing physicians have available the latest information on diagnosis and treatment of hypertensive cardiovascular dis ease. This treatise on hypertension arrives at a time when there is an increasing recognition the world over of the importance of detecting and treating high blood pressure. The book has been edited by Dr. A. Amery and his asso ciates in the University of Leuven. Professor Amery is one of the leaders in the field of hypertension and serves on the Council of the International Society of Hypertension.

Oxidative Stress in Heart Diseases

Oxidative Stress in Heart Diseases
A Book

by Sajal Chakraborti,Naranjan S Dhalla,Nirmal K Ganguly,Madhu Dikshit

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2019-11-06
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN : 9811382735
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book bridges the gap between fundamental and translational research in the area of heart disease. It describes a multidisciplinary approach, and demonstrates biochemical mechanisms associated with dysregulation of redox signaling, which leads heart disease. Presenting recent studies on improved forms of ROS scavenging enzymes; specific inhibitors for different ROS generating enzymes; and oxidant induced signaling pathways and their antagonists that allow subtle modulation of redox signaling, it also discusses the spatial and temporal aspects of oxidative stress in the cardiovascular system, which are of vital importance in developing better strategies for treating heart disease. Each chapter offers researchers valuable insights into identifying targets for drug development for different types of heart disease.

Cardiovascular Disability

Cardiovascular Disability
Updating the Social Security Listings

by Institute of Medicine,Board on the Health of Select Populations,Committee on Social Security Cardiovascular Disability Criteria

  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 2010-12-04
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 030915698X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a screening tool called the Listing of Impairments to identify claimants who are so severely impaired that they cannot work at all and thus immediately qualify for benefits. In this report, the IOM makes several recommendations for improving SSA's capacity to determine disability benefits more quickly and efficiently using the Listings.

Cardiovascular Biomarkers

Cardiovascular Biomarkers
Pathophysiology and Disease Management

by David A. Morrow

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2010-04-28
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9781597450515
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the four pages committed to a discussion of myocardial infarction in the first edition of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, published in 1950, there was no mention of use of the laboratory for management of patients. Thirty years later, when the first edition of Braunwald’s Heart Disease, A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine was published, 2 out of the 1943 pages in the text contained a discussion of the laboratory examinations in acute myocardial infarction. Our knowledge base of the multitude of ways that physicians can and should use the clinical chemistry laboratory has expanded dramatically since these classic texts were published. The nomenclature has changed: terms such as “cardiac enzymes” have given way to “cardiac biomarkers. ” The number of assays has multiplied, and the operating characteristics of available assays are impr- ing at a gratifying but dizzying rate. We now use biomarkers to diagnose cardiovascular diseases and also to frame our treatment strategies. Thus, there is a clear need for a scholarly compilation of the state of the art of cardiac biomarkers. Dr. David Morrow has expertly edited an authoritative book that answers this need. The 34 chapters in Cardiovascular Biomarkers: Pathophysiology and Disease Mana- ment were written by a group of individuals who are internationally recognized thought leaders and experts in clinical and laboratory medicine.

Acute Heart Failure

Acute Heart Failure
Putting the Puzzle of Pathophysiology and Evidence Together in Daily Practice

by Wolfgang Krüger,Andrew Ludman

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2009-05-31
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 3034600224
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Acute heart failure is a potentially life threatening situation where correct, rapid therapy can have a life saving impact. In this rapidly changing area of medicine this text aims to bring the latest understanding of the pathophysiology together with a practical guide to diagnosis and management using a thoroughly evidence based approach. This will appeal to a wide audience of health care professionals who will treat patients with acute heart failure, including doctors, medical students, nurses, and other professionals in the Emergency Department, General Internal Medicine, Anaesthetics, Cardiology (Medicine and Surgery) and Critical Care settings. It may be used as an evidence based guide for the junior practitioner or as an aide-memoire for the more senior. Always keeping the underlying pathophysiology at the forefront of the discussion, the reader is encouraged to understand the aetiology of the acute situation and how to direct management in order to correct the abnormal physiology. Each chapter is heavily referenced allowing the reader to easily refer to the original experimental studies and pursue topics in more detail if required. This text is a valuable addition to any practitioner who treats patients with acute heart failure and wants a deeper understanding of the condition.

Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure
Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Comprehensive Approach to Management

by Jeffrey D. Hosenpud,Barry H. Greenberg

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-06-29
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN : 1461383153
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is the first to approach the field of congestive heart failure as a true subspecialty of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. The text discusses the entire field of congestive heart failure: the basic pathophysiologic mechanisms; the underlying diseases; the effects of heart failure on the remainder of circulation; the mechanisms and results of pharmacologic therapy; the multiple surgical and multidisciplinary approaches to end-stage heart disease; and the ultimate prognosis of congestive heart failure in all of the areas of heart failure management. Thus, this text uniquely puts into perspective all of the features of congestive heart failure and its management for the cardiologist, cardiovascular surgeon, and general internist.

Practical Cardiovascular Medicine

Practical Cardiovascular Medicine
A Book

by Elias B. Hanna

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2017-04-17
  • Pages : 826
  • ISBN : 1119233364
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Prepare yourself for success with this unique cardiology primer which distils the core information you require and presents it in an easily digestible format. Provides cardiologists with a thorough and up-to-date review of cardiology, from pathophysiology to practical, evidence-based management Ably synthesizes pathophysiology fundamentals and evidence based approaches to prepare a physician for a subspecialty career in cardiology Clinical chapters cover coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, valvular disorders, pericardial disorders, and peripheral arterial disease Practical chapters address ECG, coronary angiography, catheterization techniques, ecnocardiography, hemodynamics, and electrophysiological testing Includes over 650 figures, key notes boxes, references for further study, and coverage of clinical trials Review questions at the end of each chapter help clarify topics and can be used for Board preparation - over 375 questions in all!

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease
A Book

by James T. Willerson,David R. Holmes, Jr.

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-03-11
  • Pages : 783
  • ISBN : 1447128281
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cardiovascular Medicine: Coronary Artery Disease will offer today's most up-to-date, user-friendly guidance on the evaluation, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of this most important aspect of cardiovascular disease and will be on the wish list for every trainee and practicising cardiologist, cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, diabetologist, cardiac radiologist and any physician who manages cardiac patients. The book is dedicated to providing comprehensive coverage of every aspect of coronary arterial medicine from cardiac signs and symptoms through imaging and the genetic basis for coronary disease to surgery, interventions, treatment and also to preventive cardiology. The Editor – and a group of contributing world authorities – offer their decades of scientific and clinical experience. A major selling point is the consistent chapter organization, clear design, and engaging text that includes user-friendly features such as tables, lists and treatment boxes. The reader will have all the guidance to diagnose and manage a full range of conditions in a series of textbook resources, while also having access to additional video material from the integral website.

Cellular and Molecular Pathobiology of Cardiovascular Disease

Cellular and Molecular Pathobiology of Cardiovascular Disease
A Book

by Monte Willis,Jonathon W. Homeister,James R. Stone

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2013-12-23
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 0124055257
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cellular and Molecular Pathobiology of Cardiovascular Disease focuses on the pathophysiology of common cardiovascular disease in the context of its underlying mechanisms and molecular biology. This book has been developed from the editors' experiences teaching an advanced cardiovascular pathology course for PhD trainees in the biomedical sciences, and trainees in cardiology, pathology, public health, and veterinary medicine. No other single text-reference combines clinical cardiology and cardiovascular pathology with enough molecular content for graduate students in both biomedical research and clinical departments. The text is complemented and supported by a rich variety of photomicrographs, diagrams of molecular relationships, and tables. It is uniquely useful to a wide audience of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in areas from pathology to physiology, genetics, pharmacology, and more, as well as medical residents in pathology, laboratory medicine, internal medicine, cardiovascular surgery, and cardiology. Explains how to identify cardiovascular pathologies and compare with normal physiology to aid research Gives concise explanations of key issues and background reading suggestions Covers molecular bases of diseases for better understanding of molecular events that precede or accompany the development of pathology

Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly

Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly
A Book

by Gary Gerstenblith

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2007-11-03
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 1592599419
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A panel of clinicians, researchers, and leaders in the field review and discuss the latest findings on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of cardiovascular disease in the older patient. The authors explain the physiological changes associated with the normal aging process that may lead to the development of disease, to adverse consequences once disease develops, and which alter the risk-benefit equation for medical and other interventions designed to diagnose, assess, and treat cardiovascular disease. The focus is on particularly common syndromes in the elderly, including cardiac failure with normal ejection fraction, isolated systolic hypertension, and atrial fibrillation. Wherever possible, the authors take an evidence-based approach to recommendations and rely heavily on prospective clinical trials.

Ischemic Heart Disease

Ischemic Heart Disease
A Book

by Erling Falk,Prediman Shah,Pim de Feyter

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2007-03-28
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1840765151
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This straightforward guide to the recognition and management of ischemic heart disease provides clinically relevant information needed by today’s medical practitioners. The book covers the disease’s epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Topics include detection of myocardial ischemia/infarction, silent myocardial ischemia, chronic arrythmias and conduction disorders, left ventricular dysfunction, percutaneous coronary intervention, and coronary artery bypass surgery. The authors also discuss primary prevention and management strategies. High-quality color photographs, line diagrams, and radiographs enhance the text.

Heart Valve Disease

Heart Valve Disease
State of the Art

by Jose Zamorano,Patrizio Lancellotti,Luc Pierard,Philippe Pibarot

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2019-11-12
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN : 3030231046
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a state-of-the-art description of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of valvular heart disease (VHD). With an aging population, the incidence and complexity of VHD has markedly increased and the introduction of transcatheter valve therapies have revolutionized the management of these frequent and serious cardiovascular diseases. The development of percutaneous valve interventions has revolutionized the management of VHD (or has dramatically changed its management) Heart Valve Disease: State of the Art is dedicated to provide up-to-date knowledge to clinical and interventional cardiologists, cardiovascular imagers and cardiac surgeons. It provides state-of-the-art information for the health-care professional working in heart valve clinics, heart teams, and centers of excellence that specialize in managing patients with heart valve disease.

Taylor's Cardiovascular Diseases

Taylor's Cardiovascular Diseases
A Handbook

by Robert B. Taylor

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9780387223513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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- Dr. Robert Taylor is well known throughout the Family Medicine community, and has written best selling titles with Springer before (Family Medicine, Principles and Practice, and Fundamentals of Family Medicine) - This book was created from chapters of the best selling book, Family Medicine, Priciples and Practice

Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary Heart Disease
Clinical, Pathological, Imaging, and Molecular Profiles

by Zeev Vlodaver,Robert F. Wilson,Daniel J. Garry

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-01-07
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN : 146141475X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Coronary Heart Disease: Clinical, Pathological, Imaging, and Molecular Profiles presents a comprehensive picture of ischemic heart disease for practitioners, students, and investigators dealing with the varied facets of this complex subject. Individual chapters introduce the anatomy of the coronary blood vessels and cardiac development, while others consider current imaging modalities utilized for ischemic heart disease, including stress echo, nuclear diagnostic tests, non-invasive coronary artery imaging, and coronary angiography. Imaging chapters provide key clinical information on techniques and indications, and include examples of both normal and abnormal patterns. The principle thrust of the book concerns coronary atherosclerosis, the pathology of which is presented in conjunction with the results of anatomic, non-invasive imaging and angiographic studies. Related chapters cover atherogenesis, presenting new insights into the pathophysiology of the vulnerable plaque, the role of progenitor cells in vascular injury, inflammation and atherogenesis, and the genomics of vascular remodeling. Additional topics covered include angina pectoris, acute coronary syndromes, healed myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure, catheter-based and surgical revascularization, and surgical treatment of myocardial infarction and its sequelae. With contributions from a diverse group of internationally-known physicians with broad experience in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease, this book will be a valuable resource for practitioners in clinical cardiology, thoracic surgery, pathology, and cardiovascular molecular research, as well as for students in training.

Cardiomyopathies

Cardiomyopathies
Types and Treatments

by Kaan Kırali

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2017-04-12
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN : 9535130390
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cardiomyopathies are the most featured cardiac pathologies in the twenty-first century, that threaten public health and burden healthcare budgets. This book is composed of the main topics on pathophysiology, general forms and specific types of cardiomyopathies and it also introduces new research in the field. Specific forms with or without genetic inheritance are discussed separately to attract the readers' attention on these topics. Well-known medical follow-up strategies occur ineffective at the end-stage heart failure, however, new surgical approaches can be an alternative for these patients to get a chance at the last crossroad and to improve their life quality and survival and also to gain or prolong time until possible heart transplantation.